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admits to using performance-enhancing drug. >> armstrong is now talking with authorities about paying back some of the u.s. postal service's money. >> and indicated a willingness to testify against others involved in illegal doping. today vice president biden will formally hand over his recommendation to president obama. >> i'm confident there are steps we can take that don't require legislation and are within my realm of authority as president. coca-cola kicking off a new ad campaign surrounding soda and obesity. >> if you take in more calories than you burn off you will gain weight, duh. >> yeah, that's how it works. former president george h.w. bush is at home this morning after spending two months in a hospital. feeling very patriotic at walmart reportedly announcing a
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plan today to hire every single veteran who wants a job. >> in florida a fearless fisherman wanted to catch that tarpin by hand. >> all that -- >> did you ever talk to your family, father? >> yeah we were in touch during the time. >> they said "keep up the good work"? what did they say? >> and all that matter. >> this new desire on your part not to negotiate, no one is talking to each other how to resolve this. >> a company developed a vending machine that sells marijuana. [ cheers and applause ] in a related story the recession is over! we did it! captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." it is a confession that many in the sports world never expected to hear. cbs news has confirmed that on monday, lance armstrong admitted
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doping while he was winning the tour de france seven times. >> changing his story could have severe consequences for armstrong. chip reid is at the justice department in washington. chip good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah and good morning to our viewers out west. lance armstrong is already being sued by a former teammate for allegedly defrauding the federal government of millions of dollars when he rode for the u.s. postal service team. now cbs news learns that senior officials here at the justice department have recommended that the federal government join that lawsuit. lance armstrong's years of denial came to an end monday in an emotional interview with oprah winfrey. >> lance armstrong is on the course! >> reporter: cbs news learned the former cycling star confessed to winfrey what many already speculated that he used performance-enhancing drugs. the lengthy sitdown took place in the four seasons hotel in austin texas, where armstrong was joined by close friends and
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lawyers. afterwards oprah tweeted "just wrapped with lance armstrong, he came ready." he spent the better part of his career fighting back against doping allegations. >> we have nothing to hide. >> reporter: the pressure mounted in may 2011 when scott pelley talked to tyler hamilton about the blood boosting drug epo. >> you saw lance armstrong inject epo? >> yes, like we all did. like i did many many times. >> reporter: and last year the u.s. anti-doping agency issued a scathing report accusing armstrong of masterminding a sophisticated conspiracy roping teammates into his drug use and threatening anyone who stood in his way. just last week pelley spoke to the head of the anti-doping agency on "60 minutes sports."
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travis tygart. >> it's tough, all of them were scared of the repercussions of simply telling the truth. >> what could lance armstrong do to them? >> insin rate them. >> reporter: following the report jorm strange was stripped of his seven tour de france titles, banned from competing and cut off by most of his sponsors. ahead of his interview he apologized to staff members at the livestrong cancer charity he founded but many long time fans feel betrayed. >> we watched him win seven times and we all just stood in amazement and now to find out that it was based on lies, you know, it hurts all of us. >> reporter: cbs news has learned that armstrong is now in talks about returning some of the millions of dollars he earned while riding for the u.s. postal service team and he is also showing a willingness to testify against others. charlie and norah? >> chip reid thanks. cbs news legal analyst jack ford joins us now. good morning. >> good morning. >> why did he do this and what did he put at risk?
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>> good questions. you have to believe there were some significant battles going inside of his camp. public relations people probably saying you need to take control of the story, move forward, we're a forgiving nation. if you want to do things and resurrect your image you have to apologize and get out there. i have to believe his lawyers were saying that's a terrible idea because legally you're now exposing yourself to all sorts of civil suits and enormous amounts of money and even the possibility of the resurrection of the criminal investigation, remember the feds were investigating him and dropped it about a year ago. they never said why but that could also be out there. so i have to believe there was serious conflict going on in his camp. >> we talk about the timing it's my understanding the justice department deadline is thursday to join this suit and the full interview with oprah is airing on thursday. do you think that is what's driving lance armstrong to really do this interview, but also to negotiate with the justice department saying he may return some money and he's
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willing to testify? >> i think it's a good question. all of those things are entering into it. the justice department put enormous pressure on them the whistle-blower lawsuit that got started by floyd landis if lance armstrong is admitting to doing this he's exposing himself to all sorts of money and the justice department will not be left out of that. they'll sign up and figure it out afterwards. all of these time frames i'm sure are moving this forward. the bottom line you'll see an awful lot of negotiation taking place between him and his representatives. >> tell us more about the criminal charges. >> announcer: that could be the wild card. his lawyer is quoted saying we - don't think that will be resurrected, the federal government looking into him for essentially fraud, its u.s. postal service was his sponsor, he indicated we're not using drugs in any way, shape or form. they got some $30 million from the postal service and the government was looking into whether or not there was fraudulent activity because they were using. the government dropped the investigation. they never articulated the
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reason but if i'm his lawyer i'm more worried if he admits to doing this the federal government might take another hard look at this and say yes, civil suits but maybe there's a criminal prosecution on the horizon we have to look at. >> he has a very good legal team around him. >> good legal team and you have to believe they've thought this through and they have to figure out how best to get him out from underneath. >> thank you. coming up, oprah winfrey talks about her exclusive interview with armstrong right here only on "cbs this morning." and now to the debate over new gun laws one month after the newtown school massacre the new york legislature is about to pass the first new gun regulations of any state. final vote is set for today. at a white house news conference yesterday president obama talked about gun control and the national debt. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. the president says he wants the gun debate to rise above politics. that's virtually impossible and
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there are constitutional questions regarding gun control no lawmaker can ignore. for some parts the president's gun violence agenda which he'll discuss with the vice president in a couple of hours the president is looking at executive powers that do not require congressional consent. vice president biden told house democrats there were more than a dozen ways president obama could circumvent congress among the ideas, beefing up federal data collection on criminals with guns and the health care toll of gun violence. >> there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> reporter: as parents of the children killed in newtown pleaded for new steps to reduce gun violence mr. obama conceded congress may reject his call to reinstate the assault weapons ban, on this and other proposals he put the burden on wavering lawmakers. >> we have to come up with answers that set politics aside. >> reporter: the president confronted his refusal to negotiate over an increase in the nation's $16.4 trillion debt
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ceiling due to expire in mid to late february. the nation's debt increased $5.8 trillion on mr. obama's watch. he's raised it four times, three in negotiations with congress. doesn't that suggest that we are going to go into a default situation because no one is talking to each other about how to resolve this? >> the fact of the matter is that we have never seen the debt ceiling used in this fashion where the notion was, you no he what? we might default unless we get 100% of what we want. that hasn't happened. >> reporter: house republicans like utah's jason chaffetz say the president is going to have to negotiate or preside over default. >> the president has to realize that republicans believe strongly you can't keep spending money the country doesn't have. >> reporter: though the showdown is at least six weeks out the president spoke gloomily of an economy. >> the republican in congress have two choices, act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act
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irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. >> reporter: house republicans say the issue isn't ransom but preservation. >> the growth of entitlements continues at a rapid pace we have to come to that realization and we have to quit spending money and try to cut into this deficit. >> reporter: house republicans see the debt ceiling deadline next month as one of the best ways early in the president's second term to force him to accept a new round of spending cuts and may have it on an incremental basis, one, two o three months and using that process to achieve more deficit reduction. >> former speaker of the house and republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. good morning mr. speaker. >> it's good to be with you. >> good to be with you. you say fighting over the debt ceiling is a bad idea for congressional republicans. why? >> because in the end it's a
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threat they can't sustain. no one is going to default. no one is going to allow the united states to not pay its bills. no one is going to accept the economic costs. it rallies the entire business community to the president's side and the fact is republicans have two much bet ear renas to fight over spending they have a continuing resolution which funds government which comes up at the end of march and they have the sequester, which automatically cuts spending unless it's dealt with. those two fronts they can fight and they have much less resistance from the average american, and it's much harder for the president to oppose them. >> speaker boehner said yesterday that the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. so do you disagree with speaker boehner? >> i think that if you get involved in a fight over the debt ceiling, and talking about defaulting which is what the
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consequences if the president's truly stubborn the congress is truly stubborn you get a default. at that point the pressure in the congress becomes a dead loser. all these different groups come together and say you have to pass this. i don't think we should pick fights where we are in a position where we can't, in fact in the end force our will. we have no evidence that barack obama will compromise. nothing he's done in the last couple months would imply that he's going to compromise. >> therefore do you agree that the president is right no in the negotiating? >> no, i think the president's wrong but it's a fact. i think this president is deliberately seeking confrontation, i think he's going out of his way to bully the house republicans and i think the house republicans ought to pick the continuing resolution and the sequester, which are places where they're totally within their grounds. they don't have to pay for any of this -- >> what is your position on that, offer say to the president we will not do what unless you offer spending cuts or are we going to offer spending cuts and then you can deal with them? >> i wouldn't ask for spending
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cuts because he's not going to do that. asking barack obama to not be a big spending high taxing liberal liberal, this is what we'll do we'll pass a year-long continuing resolution or national security, we'll pass a very short term continuing resolution for the department of labor, the department of housing and urban development, the department of the interior. there are dozens of places you can dramatically change spending without having to get involved in general crisis over the u.s. debt. >> mr. speaker i want to get your take on gun control, because as you know vice president biden is going to be delivering some 19 different recommendations to the president. also there is some controversy over the fact that the nra released a new itunes app that offers shooting practice and can be for children ages 4 years old plus.
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what do you think about that? >> we're having the discussions about gun control, over 500 people were killed in chicago last year the president's hometown. vice president biden doesn't want to go there, i'm trying to get the house to hold hearings there. it's illegal to have all of the guns killing people in chicago. chicago ought to be safe. >> and the app by the nra is that appropriate? >> my understanding it's a gun safety app for young hunters to learn safety. i would ask people to watch the entire app before they pass judgment. secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify wednesday, visit the house foreign committee next wednesday, she was supposed to testify last month before she suffered a blood clot. over the years, coca-cola has called itself the real thing and said that coke adds life.
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now the company is responding to charges that coke and other soft drinks are shortening lives by making people fat. john blackstone reports on coke's new ad campaign. >> for over 125 years -- >> reporter: in a way there's a remarkable confession in the tv ads coca-cola started running last night. the soft drink giant admits its products are part of the obesity problem, but only part of it. >> all calories count, no matter where they come from including coca-cola and everything else with calories. >> the corporate say we're good guys, here to help not here to hurt anybody. >> reporter: ira kalb is a marketing prover at the university of southern california. >> they are trying to position themselves as part of the solution, and they are part of the solution. >> reporter: they make a sugary soft drink. >> it's marketing saying you make a sugary soft drink and like everything you should drink that in moderation. >> reporter: the coca-cola
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company said there's a conversation going on how to address obesity and we want to be part of that conversation. ♪ i'd like to teach the world to sing ♪ >> reporter: coca-cola once taught the world to sing, now the company says it wants to teach the world about health but critics say it's simply doing damage control as public concern grows. mayor michael bloomberg's successful campaign in new york city to limit soft drink serving sizes has attracted attention across the country. >> sugary drink consumption is a key driver of the obesity epidemic in the united states. >> reporter: the new coke ads also point out companies, many different brands include 180 no calorie and low calorie beverages. it wants to protect the image of the drink with the red and white label for decades has been heavily promoted more as a source of happiness than of calories. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, los angeles.
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it is time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe, the "hartford courant" says victoria soto will have a school named after her. in "l.a. times"" a judge ruled there was evidence a boy plotted the murder of his father and knew it was wrong. the new york times reports walmart is announcing a plan to hire every veteran who needs a job. it expects to hire more than 100,000 vets in the next five years. "the star ledger" says new jersey governor chris christie is pushing congress to pass $51 billion in aid for superstorm sandy victims.
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christie is calling representatives because he's concerned the bill won't get enough votes. the new york nicks are using microphones to get all trash talking another cold start to the day but what a neat sunrise for you. check outside right now, we have a few high clouds cruising overhead some cirrus clouds making for a beautiful sunrise today but some very cold temperatures too. freeze warnings up until 9:00 this morning in the interior valleys. a frost advisory inside the bay. these temperatures still chilly, 26 degrees now in fairfield. 29 concord. spring-like weather the next few days.
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a veteran of iraq and afghanistan locked up by drug gangs talks for the first time about being abused in a mexican jail. >> i understand you were hand cuffed? >> i was chained to the bed by my foot. >> coming up on "cbs this morning," jon hammar reveals some of his worst moments from his four-month ordeal. for the first time in seven years, justice clarence thomas speaks during a supreme court
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amtrak service is stopped between oakland and martinez because of a suspicious fire in crockett. a pier near th good morning. 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat f get you caught up with some bay area headlines now. amtrak service is delayed between oakland's and martinez because of a suspicious fire in crockett. a pier near the c & h sugar company burning this morning. fire boats are on the scene. still trying to take care of that fire. this is the day fire stations in lafayette martinez and walnut creek are closing to save contra costa county's fire district millions of dollars. also a station in clayton will cut back to 36 hours a week. and a new convenience store is being ordered to shut its doors in san mateo. the city council agrees with neighbors that the 7-eleven should not have been approved in a residential zone. it's been open for two weeks. traffic and weather coming up.
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good morning. heading into hayward we have an
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accident westbound 92 approaching industrial. across the san mateo bridge, though, once you get toward the flat section everything is extra light heading towards the high-rise. eastbound 92 is quiet towards hayward. elsewhere westbound 80 by hilltop we have an accident there blocking one lane. one car is off the shoulder but they are working to clear it as you can see we have brake lights as far back as hercules. that is traffic. for your cold forecast, here's lawrence. >> yeah, freezing temperatures to show up around the bay area again. colder than it was yesterday. neat shot to begin the day looking back toward the city of san francisco. how about these numbers? 26 degrees right now in fairfield. 28 in santa rosa and 29 in concord. a lot of 30s even inside the bay. this afternoon, mostly sunny skies, a little bit warmer outside. but then it looks like high pressure building in warmer temperatures for the rest of the week.
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if you want to catch fish without a rod, here's one way. a man in florida dangled his arm over a jetty where a fish latched on it. it almost pulled him back but he managed to drag it up on the pier. in the end it was not meant to be. the fish flipped into the water and eventually got away. >> one thing you don't want to do with your hand is put in a fish's mouth. >> pearls of wisdom from charlie rose. >> exactly. >> news you can use. welcome back everybody to "cbs this morning." we first reported last month on a u.s. marine arrested in mexico after bringing an antique shotgun across the border. >> his parents told a harrowing story of abuse and violence by drug gangs inside the prison.
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shotgun, and you know, it's for hunting small birds. >> reporter: he declared the we it's for. >> reporter: it's at u.s./mexico border. but when crossed the border mexican officials detained him. why do you think you were arrested? >> well, because i had a shotgun with me. i'm putting a little nut
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what was it like? >> a room, like a garage. they put a bunk in the corner.
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and put me in the corner, in the back 6 of this room. >> reporter: i understood you were handcuffed to that bed? >> yes, i was chained to the bed by my foot. >> reporter: john says some days he wasn't given food. he doesn't speak spanish, so he rarely spoke to guards. he made occasional calls to his parents and received infrequent visits from u.s. consulate officials. he remained behind bars for more than four months. mexican officials dropped the case days before christmas without an explanation. john's family credits the press and u.s. lawmakers for pressuring mexican authorities. >> some people get thrown fastballs and you get dealt a hand in life, and you have to play with that hand. >> reporter: you consider this a fastball? >> yeah, happened pretty fast. >> reporter: john says he takes responsibility for his actions. as you can see, he's a quiet guy, reluctant to talk about himself but he wanted to speak out because his family believes the public
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didn't like speaking up in college because he was self-conscience about his unusual southern georgia dialect. in 2007 "60 minutes" asked thomas about why he's still so quiet. >> the perception is, the critics will say it's because you're not smart enough or you're too insecure or afraid of making a fool out of yourself. >> well they make fools out of themselves with those kind of thomas. justice powell very rarely asks questions. that's a personal preference. i wouldn't do it to provide histrionics. critics will thom >> i've also talked to justice thomas about his silence. he's been critical of his colleagues for what he calls talking too much. he says they can be disrespectful to the lawyers family feud his words. he said he would rather
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inspire. i mean he has this very unusual background. he's the only southerner on the court. he's the only african-american. he grew up in poverty in segregated south under jim crow so he has a compel, different story. he likes to talk to students to say, hey, look you can do this. on the bench when he's asked questions before surprisingly, it's in cases involving race. again, that's probably not surprising because of his background background. i remember one of his more powerful moments when he asked a question in an oral argument was in 2002 a cross-burning case. the other justices were suggesting that cross-burning was protected by the first amendment. and thomas he just could not --
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corridor service is delayed this morning... because of a suspicious fire on a pier, near the tracks in good morning, everyone. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. amount track's capitol corridor service is delayed this morning because of a suspicious fire on a pier near the amtrak tracks in crockett close to a sugar facility. a house on the pier is demolished. fire crews are on the scene. san jose named an interim police chief to take over when chief moore retires on friday. deputy chief larry esquivel will serve while city leaders continue to searching for a replacement. he has been with the sjpd for 20 years. >> stay with us. we'll be right back. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got
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still out there. earlier they had trains back up and running after that fire near a pier in crockett. there still may be residual delays. slow and go on westbound 80 after a car fire approaching san pablo dam road. the accident has been cleared but we are still seeing brake lights as far back as hercules. that is traffic. for your super cold forecast, here's lawrence. >> temperatures in the 20s and 30s if you are headed out the door right now. another cold start to the day and not much in the way of winds. a few high clouds overhead looking towards san jose. the numbers really chilly though in spots. 28 degrees in concord. 27 in santa rosa and 26 degrees in fairfield. even inside the bay we have a lot of 30s so some widespread frost outside early on. by the afternoon, temperatures going to be a little bit warmer under mostly sunny skies, mainly into the 50s. the next few days we break out the 60s staying warmer through friday. then it looks like cooling down slightly late in the weekend.
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good morning to you. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." oprah winfrey reveals what it was like doing the interview that everyone wanted to get. what did it take for lance armstrong to talk and what does she think of him now? plus one part of the fiscal cliff debate that you didn't hear about. we'll look at the payroll tax increase and what you can do about that. but first, here's a look at today's "eye opener at 8:00." >> cbs has learned that armstrong is in talks about returning part of the millions his team received. >> it is a confession that many in the sports world never expected to hear. cbs news has confirmed that on monday, lance armstrong admitted doping while he was winning the tour de france seven times. >> the federal government
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looking into him for fraud. the u.s. postal service says he indicated he was not doing drugs in any way, shape or form. one of the best ways to force him to assess a new round of spending cuts. >> asking barack obama not to be a big spending high-tax liberal is a denial of everything we've learned about him in his career. coca-cola is responding to charges that it and other soft drink makers are making people fat. talking for the first time about being abused in a mexican jail. >> i understood you were handcuffed? >> i was chained to the bed by my foot. i talked with justice thomas about his silence, and he's been critical of his colleagues for what he says talking too much. here's one way of fishing without a rod, flipped back into the water and eventually got away. >> one thing you don't want to do with your hand is put it in a fish's mouth that's that big.
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>> poles of wisdom from charlie rose. news you can use. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. lance armstrong admits to using performance enhancing drugs after denying it for more than a decade. the justice department reports it's likely to join a lawsuit against armstrong to recover government funding. >> accused of seven-time tour de france winner of running the most successful dopeing program in sports history. agency ceo travis tiger told "60 minutes" last week that armstrong threatened anyone who challenged him. >> reporter: your investigation showed that there were personal threats made against riders who had decided to come clean. i wonder if there were any threats against you. >> there were scott. >> reporter: these threats came from where? >> e-mails, letters.
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>> reporter: anonymous. >> yeah. >> reporter: can you remember any of the lies from the e-mails, the letters? >> the worst was probably putting a bullet in my head. >> reporter: did you take that seriously? >> absolutely. turned it over to the fbi to investigate it, which they're doing. >> armstrong addressed the doping charges in a no-holds-barred interview with oprah winfrey on monday. she joins us now live from harpo studios in chicago. oprah, good morning to you. >> hey gayle. >> hey. >> hey, charlie, hey, norah. >> we are all excited to talk to you, oprah. let's get started. he has denied for so long and so adamantly that he did not do this. do you think that it was difficult for him to finally come clean to you? >> yes i think the entire interview was difficult. and may i just say that we had
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agreed before this moment before the interview, we had agreed that the terms of the interview and what was included in the interview, specifically what was included in the interview would be left for people to make their own judgments about and that i would not be discussing or he would not be discussing or confirming. we agreed to that. and then by the time i left austin and landed in chicago, you all had already confirmed it. so i'm like how did you all do that some we all agreed that we weren't going to say anything. so i'm sitting here now because it's already been confirmed. so here we are. >> so this question. you prepared hard for this. both to get the interview and then to conduct the interview. why do you think he did it? what was he looking to do? and did he confess that he'd come clean in a manner that you expected? >> i would say he did not come
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clean in the manner that i expected. it was surprising to me. i would say that for myself, my team, all of us in the room, we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. i had prepared. i had read the reasoned decision. i had watched all of scott pelley's reports, "60 minutes" reports, the tyler hamilton interview. i had read "seven deadly sins." i read "l.a. confidential," david walsh's book i prepared like it was a college exam and walked into the room with 112 questions. and in a 2 1/2-hour interview, i asked most of those questions, or at least as many of those questions as i could, but i feel that he answered the questions in a way that he was ready. i didn't get all the questions asked, but i think the most
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important questions and the answers that people around the world had been waiting to hear were answered and certainly answered -- i can only say i was satisfied by the answers. >> would you characterize him as contrite? >> you know what charlie? i choose not to characterize. i would rather people make their own decisions about whether he was contrite or not. i felt that he was thoughtful. i thought that he was serious. i thought that he certainly had prepared himself for this moment. i would say that he met the moment. and at the end of it 2 1/2 -- literally 2 1/2 hours, we both were pretty exhausted. i would say i was satisfied. >> many people say, though oprah, you know before he did the interview, there was a lot of talk that you were chosen because you would not go deep. you would not go hard.
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did you have a strategy going in for how you would talk to him? >> oh, yeah. we had a strategy and pretty much followed that strategy certainly in the first hour and 20 minutes of the interview. and about an hour and 20 minutes in, we took a break. ad lance actually said uh will there be a point where you'll lighten up? what about the questions about my mom and how was my run today? so yeah. i was prepared with a strategy but because he was so forthcoming, i think i went in prepared to have to dig and pull and reference because i was literally in my head on page 76 of the reasoned decision, if he says this then i'll go to that. and if he says this answer i'll go to "seven deadly sins," page 114. i didn't have to do that because
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he was pretty forthcoming. >> oprah, i'm excited about seeing the entire interview. i don't know how you're going to cut down the whole 2 1/2 hours because it sounds like there's a lot in there. but why do you think he wanted to do this now? what kind of pressure is he under? >> well i'm just writing down i'm not going to cut down the 2 1/2 hours. as a matter of fact, i wanted to tell you guys we have decided literally on the plane last night on the way back because i didn't want to satellite the tapes, i didn't trust putting it up on the bird so i hand carried them in my bag along with my dog food and dog leashes back to harpo. we've decided that we are actually going to go for two nights because impossible to try to cut 80 minutes out. as you all know a 90-minute interview on tv is really only 65 minutes. and so we felt that to leave over half of this on the cutting room floor after millions of people have been waiting for years for many of these answers would not be the right thing to
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do. >> and then that's very interesting. and so why do you think, oprah, that he wanted to do this? >> because oprah, it came together in really a week's time. that's what's so fascinating. please tell people how you got this interview. >> okay. to answer norah's question i asked that question and i'm not sure i still have the answer to that question. why he wanted to do it now. i specifically asked that question. i think he was just -- he was just ready. i think the velocity of everything that's come at him in the past several months and particularly in the past several weeks, he was just ready. how i got the interview, i had sent him an e-mail a couple of months ago just you know hoping that he would talk to me. he e-mailed back and said he wasn't ready to talk but that he would be in hawaii over the holidays. and he knew that i had a place in hawaii and maybe we could get together for lunch. okay. right. that's going to happen, i thought. so sure, we're going to get together for lunch.
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during the holidays i e-mailed and said, what about that lunch? it turns out he said i can't do it on these days the days that i was available, because he had his kids. i had a bunch of my kids' girls from my school in africa with me. i stayed over an extra two days in order to accommodate his schedule. and he came to visit me in maui. he lives on another island. so he flew over. >> and oprah, you should say -- >> operation -- >> i was going to say, you cleared out the house. >> cleared out the house. i had guests in the house. everybody has to leave. go to the beach, go to the beach, go to the beach now! and stay there for at least four hours! so i had nobody in the house including, you know people who usually are there for help and, you know even the people who do the lawn i removed all those people, had the person to go to the airport that normally doesn't pick me up at the airport so that he wouldn't be recognized as being connected to me. i did all of that. lance comes and says, where's everybody? i sent everybody away.
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he said, but you didn't clear the road? there was a biker on the road. >> i, too, sent him a telegram an e-mail by the way. he answered yours. so back to this question of this man. how was he different than you expected if at all? and what's your takeaway from this? where do you put this in career of extraordinary interviews? >> well how was he different? i'll let you be the judge of that. in terms of my career i think it's certainly the biggest interview i've ever done in terms of its exposure. i think back in 1993 of course i did michael jackson live around the world. this is going to be live streamed around the world as well as on own. if you can't find own on your station, you should go to oprah.com. we have a channel finder there for people who are still trying to find it.
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but because it's going to be around the world and we believe that it should be around the world because so many people who don't have access to the own channel wanted to hear what he had to say. and i think the number of people who have exposure to it makes it the biggest interview i've ever done. >> it's being described as an emotional interview. what does that mean? >> emotional. for me or for him? >> for lance. it's being described as an emotional interview for him. >> well i would say there were a couple of times where he was emotional, but emotional doesn't begin to describe the intensity or the difficulty that i think that he experienced in talking about some of these things. i would say, you know all the people who are wondering if he actually goes there and answers -- to answer your question that you asked earlier, charlie, i think charlie and norah and gayle, i think that
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you will come away too, understanding that he brought it. he really did. >> who was in the room and what was their reaction to the interview? >> he had a team of people. you know he was surrounded by his -- we did not allow the lawyers in the room. i had said to the lawyers that if you have something to say, that you you know want to disagree with or have an issue with you have to make that issue after i'm done and not come in and interrupt. when we finish nobody had any issues. >> this is an extraordinary thing because you look at a man who is now having to come forward and say, i've been lying to you for a long long time. not only did i do something that was wrong for me but it was wrong in what i did to everybody that liked me and loved me. and i've also in a sense, raised questions about my career. oprah, you and i have interviewed him a number of times, and people have characterized him, and you may have as a role model because of
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he overcame testicular cancer and he seemed to be somebody that had remarkable athletic skills. and then he steps forward in the full glare of the world because of you, you know and has to acknowledge, i have no clothes. >> well, i think you're going to hear all of that. i think you will be again, the word i keep using is satisfied. i think you will hear all of that. >> all right oprah, thanks. really good to see you. >> may i say this before you all go? i know the time thing. >> hurry >> hurry up. >> this is big for my career but i have to say making the eye-opener equally as big. >> we'll give you time to say that. thank you, oprah. good job. >> i was in the "eye opener"! >> i can't wait to see thursday. thanks. thank you very much. >> thanks. >> you can watch oprah's worldwide exclusive interview with lance armstrong thursday and friday night on the own network. check your local listing. it's a big deal to be
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you know her best, what did i think? >> i. so proud and happy for her. i think it's the biggest interview she's ever done. now that it's two parts i've put in the request, could we have a clip on friday. >> nora? >> incredible. she said he didn't come clean in the way i expected. >> he came clean so quickly. >> we'll be right back. stay with us. ♪ i got it made ♪ ♪ fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway you got breakfast made. like an under 200 calorie steak egg white & cheese. subway. eat fresh.
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in the east bay. firefighters in crockett arrived at about hi, everybody. it's 8:25. time for your news headlines. i'm frank mallicoat. >> a suspicious fire in the east bay, firefighters in crockett arrived 3:45 a.m. to find a building as you can see fully engulfed on there pier and the fire still burning under the pier. it's considered suspicious because the pier had no electricity and because there was a similar fire there just a couple of years ago. a prominent police consultant headed to oakland as an advocate for the "stop & frisk" tactic. the consultant, former l.a. police chief william bratton, says it's necessary to stop people to try to get illegal guns off the streets. bratton will likely start work in oakland in february. and a neighborhood in larkspur in marin county lost a towering redwood tree. experts think the tree's roots rotted out from underneath. nobody was hurt by the falling tree but it knocked out power
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for a while. pg&e restored power to the area overnight. we have traffic and i believe it will warm up a little bit. got your weather, too. it's coming up right after the break.
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good morning. it's backed up in walnut creek. we're watching a seven-car crash, a chain reaction crash, possible injury accident, northbound 680 approaching treat boulevard. so northbound 680 is really stacked up from danville and then southbound in the opposite
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direction is very slow going out of walnut creek and really towards lafayette. those brake lights continue. elsewhere here's a live look outside. the nimitz 880 in oakland heavy conditions towards downtown. there was an earlier accident southbound 880 approaching 23rd. that is now clear. that is your "timesaver traffic." for the latest forecast, here's lawrence. >> all right. it's been all about the cold as we have some very chilly temperatures showing up again today out the door. looking toward mount diablo, a few high clouds overhead. you'll see winds are calm and that's why temperatures are dropping off like a rock overnight. still, some 20s and 30s in most of the bay area. widespread frost, as well. by the afternoon, mostly sunny skies, a few passing high clouds and the temperatures mainly into the 50s. a little warmer today but then we'll start to crank up the temperatures a little bit. 60s for tomorrow in many spots, spring-like over the next few days.
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wuwuuu let the party begin! >> when north carolina state beat duke on saturday, will privitz, who uses a wheelchair was one of the first to rush the court. the crowd behind him knocked him out of his chair and threatened to crush him. that's when c.j. leslie, star forward for the wolf pack came to his rescue picking him up and taking him to safety. will says c.j. saved his life. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> that's a great story. you know how excited they get at the games. that's a great great story. time to show you headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" says walmart plans to hire up to 100,000 veterans in the next five years. america's largest retailer is promising to hire every vet who asks for a job. the veterans must have left the military in the previous year and cannot have received a dishonorable discharge. the program begins on may 27
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memorial day. "usa today" says the faa wants to stop pilots from using their personal wireless devices in the cockpit. devices used for work would still be allowed. the goal is to reduce distractions. the "hartford current" says a victim of the newtown school massacre will have an elementary school named after her. officials say victoria soto a first grade teacher at sandy hook elementary, died protecting her students. soto's school is in stratford, connecticut, her hometown. the "new york post" says the flu outbreak is killing team spirit. one youth soccer club in manhattan is discouraging kids from giving those high-fives and fist bumps. they're telling them to touch your elbow instead so they won't spread germs. not the same thing, huh? >> not the same thing. my sense is kids are not going to pay attention. >> i agree. >> just saying. the "irish times" says rory mcilroy has signed a deal with nike. a commercial features mcilroy and twoods trying to top each
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other. -- and tierg woods trying to top each other. and the "washington post" reports on a survey that says one out of four americans uses retirement savings to pay for current expenses. in his white house news conference yesterday, president obama said any confrontation with congress over the debt limit will hurt the american economy. >> shouldn't be surprising given all this talk that the american people think washington is hurting rather than helping the country at the moment. let's finish this debate. let's give our businesses and the world the certainty that our economy and reputation are still second to none. we pay our bills, we handle our business, and then we can move on because america has a lot to do. we've got to create more jobs we've got to boost the wages of those who have work. >> the president didn't mention another potential hit to the economy, higher payroll taxes that are shrinking millions of
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paychecks every year. jill schlessinger is editor at large for cbs' "money watch." what does this mean for the average person? people are starting to feel it, how much less money is in t in your pay sdmekcheck? >> when you look at the paycheck you'll have a bummed out reaction. $18 to $20 less if you make $50,000 or less it does matter. >> what exactly -- start us off with what is a payroll tax, what is it, what does it do? what's it for? >> it basically pays for social security benefits. and so there are two components. hour component employees, we pay 6.2% your employer pays 6.2%, as well. a couple years ago when the economy was really fragile, one of the ways to stimulate the economy was to lower the payroll tax for employees. so it went from 6.2% of your earnings down to 4.2%.
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that was awesome. it helped you get a little bit more money in your paycheck right? unfortunately, sadly now we're back at 6.2%. it was not extended as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. >> it's interesting the footlocker chief executive, ken hicks, said that this payroll tax increase actually takes money out of the pockets of consumers. and so how do you think in general, what are economists saying about how it may affect consumer spending? >> a lot of the economists i talk to all the time were up in arms about this because they think that this payroll tax cut was a great form of stimulus. and now the resumption of that 6.2% number means we're probably going shave about a half a percent off our growth rate this year. you think, oh a half a percent, not a big deal. we're only growing by 2% a year so it is a big deal. >> in the beginning when you said between $18 and $20 less a week, it doesn't seem like much. but you also say it matters. why does that small number matter? >> that matters because it could
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be the difference continue you making enough money, $1,000 over the course of the year to really pay your bills. it also could be the amount that you needed to put into your retirement account. it could be the amount you needed to pay down your credit card debt. this is a very important number for families especially those living on the edge. i got to remind everyone, you're one of the 160 million people who work your taxes have gone up this year. >> anything we can do with our withholdings to increase the cash flow? >> you know, if you get a big tax refund the funny thing is everybody gets psyched, i got a great big tax refund. guess what you just gave a loan to your uncle sam interest free. so you know what, if you got a big tax refund, you may want to adjust your withholding, it can help your cash flow. and really important, there are tax credits that were extended as part of the fiscal cliff deal. this could help a lot of low to mid income taxpayers defray that increase in payroll taxes. pay attention at tax time. you will find some money. >> good to see you. thank you very much. >> great to be with you.
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>> still think it's worth getting excited when you get a big tax refund, jill. don't be a buzz kill. >> wait a second. >> don't be a buzz kill. >> when you give interest-free loans -- >> i hear you. we'll hand it over to charlie. >> we want now to show you some performers who are turning the world of modern dance on its side. they do much of their dancing on skyscrapers and cliffs wearing rockclimbing gear. a lesson in their unique art. >> reporter: these are dancers who clearly believe that all the world's a stage. from colorful cathedrals to the broadside of office buildings, all they ask of the audience is a simple change in perspective. >> like oh, i thought this only went like this, but what if i think about it like this. >> reporter: they call themselves bandalus. a troupe that takes dance, turns it on its head, and then puts on
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walls all over the world. >> people expect trickery they expect a circusy thing. and that's not what they get. they get dance in a totally different environment. >> reporter: the group began in a totally different environment 22 years ago with founder emilia rudolph. where did the idea come from? what was the genesis of this? >> one day clinging to a cliff in the sierra looking out at the vast view, i asked this question -- what would it be like to dance here? what would that mean? >>. >> reporter: it meant combining amelia's love of dance -- >> you open it as awe step back. >> reporter: with her then-boyfriend peter mayfield's passion for rock climbing. >> we eastern were connecting around how rock climbing and dance were very similar. >> double double, double two loops. >> reporter: for 22 years now, they have used the tools of rock
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climbing to scale their stages. in mexico that stage was the site of the oldest cathedral in the country. >> and stop. perfect. >> reporter: executive director thomas cavanaugh oversees the performance. safety always comes first. >> locked, two bolts -- >> reporter: after months of advance work and a week of intend rehearsals, it's show time. ♪ >> we leave that image in people's minds of what it's like to do something unexpected. do it with every ounce of sweat and tears and heart and put
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yourselves out there and dance. everyone needs it. ♪ >> reporter: dancer rachel lincoln says her job it -- her job is to make this look easy which it is not. >> you made it to be really strong honestly to do this work. gravity is there all the time. we're not gravity defying. so your poor muscles and all the strength in your back and stomach have to hold your body up to create the illusion that you're standing on a wall. >> reporter: the only way to understand just how hard this is is to try it. >> i want you to just realize where you are. >> reporter: amelia took me to the great wall of oakland, california, the troupe's home base. >> reporter: that is locked. they put me in a safety harness -- >> the word danger -- >> reporter: i love that it says "danger" right on here. and before i knew it -- here we go over the wall. >> two of us together. hanging out on the wall in
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oakland. >> reporter: we were 115 feet in the air, and i learned how tough this really is. >> your core has to be really strong. your general fitness level has to be high. give me your hand. run. good. >> reporter: that is the most fun. >> back -- turn your head to one side and step down. yep. >> this is going to go over your head. you're going to spring off your feet. spring off your feet. look at me. look at me. look at me. hi. see that -- >> reporter: whoa. >> you did it. >> reporter: let's be honest she did. that's crazy. while i may be more comfortable on the ground -- back on the ground -- >> touchdown. >> reporter: they soar through the sky adding a new dimension to dance. for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, oakland, california.
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>> remarkable isn't it? >> never seen anything like it ever. >> absolutely beautiful. must be quite a thrill for those dancers, too. they're incredibly strong. now dance like that off the side of a wall -- >> to combine rock climbing and dance. you know, when ben said the only way to see how dangerous this is is to try it -- i disagree. i can see how dangerous it is just looking with my two eyes. >> this is not one of the things you want to rush out and do? >> so right, charlie. i am not a daredevil. >> not on your bucket list? >> no, no, no. i marvel at what he does. i marvel at what ben tracy does. >> what's on your bucket list? >> i want to learn how to speak spanish. i do. i want to learn how to speak spanish. >> how about that flu shot? >> seems doable. anyway -- moving right along. don't you have something to do? >> i am with you. i haven't gotten mine either. we're in the same boat. >> building up the courage. building it up. new research pinpoints which superfoods can improve your diet. a top diet doctor will show the foods that cut the risk of a heart attack and might give you
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a better shot at a nobel
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0 years ago today -- 70 years ago today, the pentagon was dedicated. took only 16 months to build during world war ii. it cost $83 million and the pentagon is still one of the world's largest office buildings, more than 6.5 million square feet. there are 17.5 miles of corridors. an incredible building. i worked there for a while. welcome back to "cbs this
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morning." three new nutrition studies focus on foods that may help us stay healthy, get smarter, or make us eat too much. let's look at this with dr. lou aroni, director of the comprehensive weight control program at new york presbyterian hospital and weil cornell medical center. before that, nora when he sat down, remember he gave us 50 lashes with a wet noodle, what did you say when you sat down? >> why don't you get your flu shot? >> because you -- there's that old wivesle that if you get the -- wives tale that if you get the shot you get the flu. you said -- >> it's very mild. it's much better than having the flu. if you've seen anyone with the flu lately, it's really bad. get your flu shot. >> superfoods can help protect you against getting diseases though, not necessarily the flu. >> right. >> i'm actually someone just -- i google superfoods all the time. i'm one of these people obsessed with this. i eat lots of blueberries. this study has incredible findings about blue betters and strawberries, how -- blueberries and strawberries, how they can save your life really. >> what this study shows is that in young and middle aged women,
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that the consumption of blueberries and strawberries protected them from having heart attacks. and the news about this is that we're actually seeing that it protects against real diseases. it's not something that's very vague. we're seeing real longevity from eating brightly colored foods. and you know, we -- woee know eat your fruits and vegetables, what are best? blueberries, strawberries, any bright darkly colored food is a good target. >> what's the definition of middle aged in this case? what makes berries so healthy? >> the thing that makes berries so healthy are the brightly colored chemicals that are in them. so -- >> flavanoids? >> flavanoids and other kinds of chemicals that we see eggplants have them, other kinds of foods that are purple and red have them. middle age sudden women up to
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about 50 years of age, older women didn't have the protection it may be that it was too late by that time. but consume these throughout life. if you have more than three servings per week you are protected. >> it was also in this study just released that the more milk you drink there's more nobel prizes -- that doesn't mean if i start drinking more milk i'm going to win a nobel. but tell us what the study found. >> what kind of milk too? what kind? >> well what the research show is an association between countries that drink more milk and the number of nobel prizes. and it's very difficult to say that this is a real association because the -- you know there's so many other factors. it could be the education system. it could be, you know, there's so many other things that go on in the countries. it could be how close they are to sweden. >> doesn't the study also suggest that the vitamin d which is very good for brain development may be very important and we know that that's true certainly in young
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children. >> well, you know, it's a common misconception that milk has vitamin d. milk is supplemented with vitamin d in some countries like the united states. but in the united kingdom, milk has no vitamin d. and yet that was very high up on the list. so it's -- really not the vitamin d in milk that's the cause of this phenomenon. >> i want to make sure i'm drinking the right kind of milk. is it 2% 1% skim the soy milk almond/vanilla flavored? which kind are you talking about, does it matter? >> well, there was another study showing that chocolate consumption was associated with nobel prizes. maybe it's chocolate milk. you know lower fat dairy products have been associated with lower body weight. so the lowest fat, skim or 1% is best. >> and you say sugar can cause you to overeat. i'm thinking a lot of people regular in big trouble with that. >> this is a new study where they looked at fructose versus glucose, blood sugar. they showed that when they gave
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fructose there was a lack of a change in blood flow in parts of the brain that control fullness. and as a result, we think that this is part of the explanation for why high fructose containing products may be associated with more obesity. >> eat your berries. eat your rainbow. >> that's right. >> doctor, thank you very much. we'll be right back. i'm in london. i'll have the story on why the great british butler is making a great comeback. tomorrow on "cbs this morning."
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millions of new yorkers and others around the country will never forget -- remember this story -- the miracle on the hudson? it's been four years ago today that usairways captain chesley " "sully" sullenberger landed after birds took out the engines. all the people survived. that shot of people on the wings of the plane i'll never forget it. >> amazing it was four years ago. >> i was thinking -- they say time flies when you get older. is that what's happening? i would have guessed two, three, not four. >> when you're having fun -- >> true. >> once again, what a great show today. thank you. thank you for all that happened. >> thank you. >> that does it for us. up next your local news. we'll see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning." >> take it easy.
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firefighters are calling a fire suspicious this morning... at a pier and a building on the wa good morning. 8:55. i'm frank mallicoat with your cbs 5 headlines on this tuesday. firefighters are calling a fire suspicious this morning on the water front at a pier in crockett. it was reported around 4 a.m. right now it's still burning under the pier. fire boats are fighting it from the water. the fire is suspicious because the pier had no electricity and there was a similar blaze there a couple of years ago. oakland police chief howard jordan says most of the recent violence in the city is all traced to two feuding gangs. he says over several months about 90% of the city's shootings, robberies and homicides are all linked to the murder of a gang member's girlfriend. but he is not publicly identifying those gangs. and an outdated system for managing its train line, a new $24 million communication network is up for approval for
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muni today featuring integrated fiberoptic cables and uninterrupted power systems. anyway, we have a little weather to talk about. and i guess we're warming up, right, lawrence? >> yeah. we're going to need to after this morning. another day of frigid temperatures outside into the 20s and 30s looking back toward the city of san francisco. a cold start to the day and the winds very calm early on, a few high clouds across the skies. the offshore wind is continuing. but that offshore wind also bringing some very cold temperatures down the 20s and 30s in most spots now. by the afternoon, we are expecting a high in the 50s and then looking out over the next few days some spring-like conditions, a lot of 60s going to be showing up on wednesday and thursday. staying dry right through the weekend. your "timesaver traffic" coming up next.
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